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‘CEM3387′ asked recently on the Digidesign User Conference about a problem with BlackMagic Intesity and ProTools 8.0.1 LE…..
Whatever codec and resolution, data rate I have tried on the B.M. Intencity card it looks totally terrible when I play the video files back in ProTools thourgh the B.M HDMI out, the files are so pixelated and harsh.
If I play the same files in their own Media Express software it looks decent not good. Better resolution but still harsh.
What kind of codecs do you guys run?
Is there any adjustments I can do apart from the ProTools menu for quick time which does not affect the quality at all at this stage.
It looks like a very low rate QT file for a Cellphone played at 1920 x1080.
MacPro 8core 3.0GHz, 6GB RAM, 10.5.8 ProTools LE 8.0.1 QT 7.6.6 Black Magic 3.6.1
I use prores with the same kit and software as you and all is great. I’m not certain about the quicktime version though, is that definitely what it should be?
Gary Nattrass added…
I am running virtually the same system but with QT V10.
Like Jerome Pro res full HD files are no problem.
Have a look at the BM card settings in system preferences there may be something adrift there.
Thanks for the replies. First of all it the harshness was a “AV MODE” setting on the display I am running. As soon I found that bastard and disable it, it looks more natural. “I am running virtually the same system but with QT V10″
Do you run OS 10.6.x or 10.5.8? “Like Jerome Pro res full HD files are no problem.” OK I´ll see if they can prep that for me. What version HQ, regular or LT? “Have a look at the BM card settings in system preferences there may be something adrift there.” I un-checked the “Remove field jitter when video is paused” that was recomended somewhere else. Other that that I do not know what could affect output. Output is set to HDMI NTSC/PAL and output processing it Off.
Also I cannot get the display the whole picture frame regardless of setting on the monitor setting. The monitor is native 1920×1080 and I have tried with movies at native 1920×1080 and still the picture is a bit cropped.
Open quicktime pro and convert it. You dont wait for picture department that way and dont look like “oops I forgot I can only run this type of codec” guy.
Convert to apple pro res 442 (mpeg streamclip or QTsync will do this for free almost as good)
Make sure the video is 720p or 1080i if HD (BMI does not do 1080p)
It would be wise to learn about various codecs and why they are used at different times.
“Newpostguy” THANKS! Im am now tempted to change the the subject of this post to “NO Problem with BlackMagic Intesity and ProTools 8.0.1 LE” Mpeg Streamclip For the win! It can batch convert too!
“Make sure the video is 720p or 1080i if HD” (BMI does not do 1080p)
Ahhh, did not know that I love progressive so 720p it is then.
Thanks a lot for solving my problems!